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Separated by only about 45 miles, Oregon and Oregon State couldn't be more different when it comes to football.
The flashy Ducks meet the more understated Beavers on Saturday in the 116th Civil War rivalry game, putting the spotlight on the contrasting programs.
With the help of mega-booster and Nike co-founder Phil Knight, Oregon is known for its state-of-the-art facilities and a myriad of flashy uniform combinations. But the No. 5 Ducks have backed up their swagger in recent years by winning, going 44-7 under coach Chip Kelly.
On the other side is No. 16 Oregon State, nicknamed ''Lunch Pail U'' for the team's hard-working blue-collar mentality - which has helped it stage a striking turnaround this season.
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Chip Kelly held his weekly media conference on Tuesday as the Ducks prepare for Oregon State.
After losing their chance at a perfect season, fifth-ranked Oregon can't afford to hang its head for very long.
The Ducks, also fifth in the BCS standings, still have an outside chance at reaching the BCS title game - with a whole lot of help.
Oregon first has to secure bragging rights Saturday in Corvallis with a Civil War win over 16th-ranked Oregon State.
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eDuck.com's Steve Summers and Erik Skopil discuss Chip Kelly's Tuesday media conference and Oregon Men's Basketball.
During the past four years, the Oregon Ducks have taught the Northwest how to win football games.
In a strictly elective class for the rest of the nation, but not in Oregon, Professor Chip Kelly moved the Ducks from the under-graduate ranks to graduate school.
He's produced teams that started Cum Laude, moved up to Magna Cum Laude, and reached for Summa Cum Laude.